37 days in Switzerland Itinerary

37 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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37 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Geneva
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bern
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Chandigarh

5
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, and engage your brain at CERN.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip maker app .

Chandigarh, India to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In December, Geneva is much colder than Chandigarh - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

6
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Thunersee (in Thun), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern route planner .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in January, Bern is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Thunersee, Chaplin's World, Maurice Neyroud, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, hike along Lieselotte Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Titlis
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Lauenensee (in Lauenen) and Adelboden (Adelboden, Trummer Woodcarving, & more). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bergbahnen Lenk, take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli, and admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. In January in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Adelboden, Lauenensee, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Historical village of Saanen
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Lauenensee ©
Lauenensee

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Harderkulm in Interlaken, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Harderkulm
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, don't miss a visit to Stiftsbibliothek, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Appenzell trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, Kirchturm Heiden
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Lucerne (Rigi, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Zurich.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning website .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Lake Brienz
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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